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Thursday, August 17, 2017


Charlotte Mary Culver Smith

 

Charlotte Mary Culver Smith, 72, was reunited with her loved ones in heaven on Friday, July 28, 2017, at Grace Home in Shreveport, LA,

after an ongoing battle with cancer.  She was a native of Brookhaven, MS, and a resident of Bossier City, LA, for the past 10 years. 

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Shreveport.

 

Charlotte was born on December 10, 1944, in New Orleans to the late Orville Ollie Culver and the late Hydee Marie Grenn Culver. 

She grew up in Bogue Chitto, MS, around numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  After graduating from Brookhaven High School,

she married her sweetheart Reggie on February 29, 1964.  She attended University of Southern Mississippi and graduated from Northeast Louisiana University in 1974. 

She later achieved a Masters Plus 30 with elementary counseling certification.  She taught elementary school for 28 years in Monroe, Marksville, and Columbia,

influencing many students and teachers in training.  Charlotte and Reggie spent their working years in these small towns, raising their sons Eric and Les,

and developing many lifelong friendships. 

 

She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother any one could ask for, and touched the lives of many over the years with her

kindness, compassion, generosity, thoughtfulness, and love.  She valued her family, enjoying many travels around the world with her sister,

the late Sharon Wells, along with memorable trips with cousins, children, and grandchildren. Charlotte instilled in the family the importance of

keeping traditions and enjoying the holidays and family celebrations, because she felt this was the essence of enjoying life. She was the heart of our family. 

 

Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Reggie Kent Smith. She is survived by her sons, Eric (Mary Beth) Smith and Les (Paula) Smith;

grandchildren, Allison (Malcolm) Holden and Andrew Smith; and great-granddaughter, Isabella Holden.

 

Visitation will be held at 12:00 noon, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 12, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven, MS. 

Officiating with be Pastor Eric Harriman of First Baptist Church of Columbia, LA.

 

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Richard Haynie, Dr. Richard Kamm, Dr. Scott Boniol, and the late Dr. Chad Hargon,

along with the nurses and staff at Highland Hospital and Grace Home in Shreveport, LA. The family would also like to acknowledge

a special friend, Mike Smith, for his love and companionship in recent years.

 

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  • Comment Link Nakeshia Wooten Wednesday, 02 August 2017 23:41 posted by Nakeshia Wooten

    Mrs Smith was my fifth and sixth grade teacher. She was a wonderful teacher. My prayers are with her family and friends in their time of sorrow.

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  • Comment Link Janett McCarstle Wednesday, 02 August 2017 13:36 posted by Janett McCarstle

    Charlotte was such a sweet and beautiful person. I cherish the years of friendship from her. My reguards to the family she leaves. She is in her heavenly glory now shining as an angel. God bless.

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  • Comment Link Joyce Crawford Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:33 posted by Joyce Crawford

    We are so sorry for this great loss to your family. Charlotte was a beautiful, kind,and good lady. It was always nice to be in her presence. I remember that sweet laugh she had with fondness. Praying for your comfort, courage, and strength.

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  • Comment Link Jim  Anne Flint Tuesday, 01 August 2017 21:49 posted by Jim Anne Flint

    I'm so sorry for her family and all the ones she left - but not for her - Heaven has gained such a wonderful lady ??

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  • Comment Link Evelyn Ellis Furlow Tuesday, 01 August 2017 20:03 posted by Evelyn Ellis Furlow

    Prayers for the family. Charlotte was a sweet and lovely lady.

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  • Comment Link Jo Anne Kitchens Tuesday, 01 August 2017 12:39 posted by Jo Anne Kitchens

    My thoughts and prayers as well as those of all my family are with all of you at this time. she was a wonderful Christian lady who I was pleased to call friend. I know God will carry you through this time, continuing to bless your whole family with His everlasting love. Lovingly, Jo Anne Kitchens and Family.

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  • Comment Link Ruby and Chuck Barrett Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:31 posted by Ruby and Chuck Barrett

    Such a sweet lady our prayers are with the family. Such a pleasure to have known her and her loved ones.

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  • Comment Link tlcismynam@aol.com Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:01 posted by tlcismynam@aol.com

    Our love and prayers go out to you. Charlotte will always be in my heart. Mama Bea "Aunt B.J." , Sandra and Sherre send prayers and love as well.

    Love,
    Tammy and Roy Collins

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  • Comment Link Linda Temple Tuesday, 01 August 2017 04:54 posted by Linda Temple

    Our prayers are with the family during this sad time. Charlotte was the sweetest, kindest lady.
    God Bless!
    Billy and Linda Temple

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